The lever handle is coated with plastisol. The lever action gives the linemen added mechanical force to make clean cuts up to the maximum sizes.
Insulated Lever Type Wire Cutter For 2/0 Solid Copper Or 1/0 ACSR, 6′ 6″. All cutters are assembled and mounted on Chance Epoxiglas® insulated poles. A solid fiberglass-reinforced operating rod insulates the linemen from the cutter head.